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16th Sep '16 7:40:55 AM Aquila89
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* Parodied in ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'', in which two guys hurl themselves through plate glass like action movie heroes and then simply lie whimpering in agony in the glass shards below, too hurt to move.

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* Parodied in ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'', in which two guys hurl themselves through plate glass like action movie heroes and then simply lie whimpering in agony in the glass shards below, too hurt to move. (On the other hand, they still only get extremely small cuts).
16th Sep '16 4:22:25 AM MadSpy
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* Exaggerated in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8f4hpBGDYQ "Stunt City"]] deoderant ad, with various men casually smashing through glass ([[WorldOFBadass among other things]]). Starts with one man punching through his medicine cabinet mirror to get at the product, another leaping through a store's glass door, a motorcycle courier jumping through a lobby window ([[ThereWasADoor right beside the door]]), and finally ending with the first man plumetting from a helicopter through a skylight.

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* Exaggerated in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8f4hpBGDYQ "Stunt City"]] deoderant deodorant ad, with various men casually smashing through glass ([[WorldOFBadass among other things]]). Starts with one man punching through his medicine cabinet mirror to get at the product, another leaping through a store's glass door, a motorcycle courier jumping through a lobby window ([[ThereWasADoor right beside the door]]), and finally ending with the first man plumetting plummeting from a helicopter through a skylight.
29th Aug '16 7:39:29 AM DarkastKiller
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' averts this, it happens once in the fifth season, in the real world Emma and the BailBonds Woman after her escape the police through a broken window, the woman lands on a shard of glass that winds up lodged in her abdomen, she doesn't realize until the adrenaline wears off but she succumbed to the wounds and died.
24th Aug '16 7:49:58 AM TheWanderer
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* Deconstructed in ''Film/TheNiceGuys''. One of the private detectives goes to break a glass pane in a door as part of breaking into a building. He carefully wraps a cloth around his hands to protect them... and slices his entires wrist open on the jagged shards left when he punches through the glass. He nearly dies from blood loss.
21st Aug '16 1:40:22 PM Silverblade2
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* Played completely straight in ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin''. Gray fires three shots into a large window, and when he fails to do more than make three little holes, runs up to smash through the window, unharmed. The book averts this, in that he simply chucks a chair through it. Played with in the "outtake" of said scene, in which Gray, after firing the shots, runs into the window and bounces harmlessly off of the glass, falling backwards.

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* Played completely straight in ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin''. Gray fires three shots into a large window, and when he fails to do more than make three little holes, runs up to smash through the window, unharmed. The book averts this, in that he simply chucks a chair through it. Played with in the "outtake" of said scene, in which Gray, after firing the shots, runs into the window and bounces harmlessly off of the glass, falling backwards.



* Virtually all bar-fights in any [[TheWestern Western]] series result in at least one cowhand going through a saloon window, often followed by him getting up and running back into the fray.
18th Jul '16 1:13:36 PM TheGreenHerring
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* Zhora does this when being chased by Deckard in Film/BladeRunner. She IS a replicant, though.
* Averted in Hellboy, where broken glass does indeed become a mess of razor-sharp skewers that impale the hero. But he's a demon, so he can more or less walk this off.

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* Zhora does this when being chased by Deckard in Film/BladeRunner. She IS ''is'' a replicant, though.
* Averted in Hellboy, ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', where broken glass does indeed become a mess of razor-sharp skewers that impale the hero. But he's a demon, so he can more or less walk this off.
* Averted in ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', where [[OldMaster Mr. Miyagi]]'s strategy for [[CurbStompBattle humiliating]] [[EvilMentor Kreese]] after the tournament from [[Film/TheKarateKid1984 the first movie]] is to [[DeadlyDodging dodge his punches]] so Kreese puts his fists through the car windows behind him, cutting up his own hands.
15th Jul '16 12:23:49 PM livestockgeorge
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** Related case in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' (TheOneWith [[GreenAesop The Whales]]), where a plate glass window at Starfleet HQ shatters in a storm, hurting nobody. Once again raising issues as the ubiquity of transparent aluminum in Starfleet is a plot point in the film. You think they might have sprung for some in the man control room at headquarters.

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** Related case in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' (TheOneWith [[GreenAesop The Whales]]), where a plate glass window at Starfleet HQ shatters in a storm, hurting nobody. Once again raising issues again, this raises issues, as the ubiquity of transparent aluminum in Starfleet is a plot (to the point where Scotty knows the formula by heart) and the extent to which it's better than glass, are actual plot points in the film. You They actually compare the strength of glass to the strength of transparent aluminum in dialogue, and quite a bit of time is spent getting an acceptable 20th century substitute. The implication is that it's completely superseded glass. You'd think they might have sprung for some in the man main control room at headquarters.headquarters, but apparently not...
19th Jun '16 8:07:35 PM Scorntex
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* Parodied in one issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'', when a moth dramatically smashes through Bart's bedroom window. Bart then mutters that Homer needs to stop replacing the windows with stunt glass.
** Played straight in a later issue, where Lindsey Neagle escapes via the Simpsons' house via a window when Lisa calls her on her lies, with no apparent injury.
18th Jun '16 2:10:09 PM TheMasterPanda
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* In ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'', Wax jumps out of a window in order to escape after being [[spoiler: framed for murder.]] Slightly downplayed in that he does make an attempt to soften his impact by shooting at the glass first, then taking the impact on his arm, which he'd wrapped in his coat.
6th Apr '16 12:02:04 AM EdwardGil
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* ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' averted this trope by making every single window you break into jagged glass, thus any attempts to escape that way would lead to death by blood loss. May be a side effect of the GhostButler, definitely to cause a ClosedCircle.
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